Chinese Medicine-the Greatest Medicine For Chronic Diease-jkforum

Chronic-Illness You know that Western Medicine is the best solution for acute conditions. However, for treatment of chronic conditions, most modern people are preferring green and safe medicine and this tendency is more and more prominent. Western medicine, which is based upon chemical materials and its side effects are sometimes stronger than the therapeutic roles. While traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based upon natural plants, and its .prehensive and flexible treatment strategies always bring about fantastic treatment result. So more and more people in the world start to interest in TCM. To many friends, the chinese traditional medicine actually is .plicated & profoundly, and this is not so. Let me explain the theory of the TCM for you in simple words, 1. The Concept of the Organism as a Whole By organic whole we mean entirety and unity. TCM attaches great importance to the unity of the human body itself and its relationship with nature, and holds that the human body itself is an organic whole and has very close and inseparable relations with the external natural surroundings. The concept of emphasizing the unity within the body and the unified relations between the body and the outside world is known as that of an organic whole. AThe Unity within the Body. The human body is made up of viscera, bowels, tissues and other organs. Each of them has its own special physiological functions. All these different physiological functions are a .ponent part of the entire life process of the body. And this determines the unity within the body. Therefore, the .ponent parts of the human body are inseparable from each other in structure, related, subsidiary and conditional to each other in physiology, and of certain influence upon each other in pathology. These mutual relations and influences are centered around the five viscera the heart, the liver, the spleen, the lung and the kidney and .e into effect through the channels and collaterals. For instance, the heart is interiorexteriorly related to the small intestine, controls blood circulation, and has its specific opening in the tongue proper and so on. Look at the following tables: Five VisceraSix BowelsFive Body ConstituentsFive Sense Organs HeartSmall intestineVesselTongue LungLarge intestineSkinNose SpleenStomachMuscleMouth LiverGallbladderTendonEye KidneyUrinary bladderBoneEar BThe Unity between the Human Body and Nature Man lives in nature and takes nature as his vital conditions for living. In the meantime, he is influenced directly or indirectly by the movements and changes in nature, to which he is bound to make corresponding physiological and pathological responses. For example, as the climate varies with the four seasons in a year, the normal pulse conditions including pulse rate, rhythm, volume, tension, etc. are also varied. The pulse stringlike in spring, full in summer, floating in autumn and sunken in winter. This provides a basis for doctors to distinguish abnormal pulse conditions from the normal ones during the clinical diagnosis. The occurrence, development and changes of many diseases are seasonal. Based on the theory of the circulation of qi characteristics of TCM, the pathogenesis of the human body is often influenced by the periodic changes of the climate, which take place every 12 years or every 60 years. In recent years, scientists have realized that the law of these periodic changes has something to do with the cycle of sunspots, which is formed every 11 to 12 years. TCM believes that different geographical surroundings produce different effects on the physiology and pathology of the human body. The effects are even so great as to extend or shorten human lives. c The Guiding Function of the Concept of the Organism as a Whole The concept of the organism as a whole not only embodies TCMs understanding of the human body itself and the relationship between it and nature, but also provides the medical workers with a necessary method of thinking in treating diseases. Such a concept pe.rates through the entire theory concerning the physiology and pathology of TCM, and of great significance in guiding diagnosis and treatment. 2. Diagnosis and Treatment Based on an Overall Analysis of Signs and Symptoms Generally speaking, the same syndromes are treated in similar ways. Take cold for example, if it manifests itself in more severe chilliness, slight fever, a tongue with thin and white fur then it belongs to the exterior syndrome caused by wind and cold, and should be treated with strong sudorific drugs pungent in taste and warm in property, to dispel the wind and cold if its manifestations are more severe fever, milder chilliness, a tongue with thin and yellow fur, then it belongs to the exterior syndrome caused by wind and heat. Of course diagnosis and treatment based on an overall analysis and differentiation of symptoms and signs should not remain at the present level or stand still or refuse to make any further progress, but instead, be enriched, renewed, developed and improved continually alongside the advancing of modern natural sciences. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: